Did you know that in New Jersey dogs have to be buckled up when they are in a car? No, really! It must be true; I read it on the Internets. So now New Jersey is the only state where letting your pets roam free while you drive them around is a violation carrying the possibility of a ticket that can cost you between $250 and $1,000 and as much as six months in jail. A few other states will fine you if the pet is right in your lap – I read that on the Internet, too.
The regulations are meant to keep not only the animals safe, but also others on the road. I mean, I don’t know about you, but if my preschoolers were roaming free in the backseat, I can just imagine the havoc that their antics would cause. (Did I just compare my kids to pets? Why, yes I did! ~ beatcha to it.)
Anyway, dogs in cars are awesome. They entertain my
pets kids, and they make for great imagery in commercials. But keep us all just a little less entertained and a lot more safe on the road – strap ’em down!*
*Not a 50 Shades of Grey reference.